Departure from your hotel in Fes at 8 o’clock, travelling via Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the forest of the Middle Atlas. Lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We continue over the Tizi-n-Talremt pass and through the Ziz Valley. From here we reach Errachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Our trip continues to the dunes of Merzouga for the night in a luxury desert camp.
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise. After breakfast, a three-hour camel trek across the great sand dunes and through the stony Sahara, is scheduled, stopping to prepare lunch among the dunes. In the afternoon, a camel ride for another three hours is programmed to reach the dunes of Erg Chebbi so as to watch the sunset from the summit (250m). After sunset, the night will be spent in a luxury desert camp, which is also the venue for dinner.
If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. After breakfast, we drive from Merzouga to Ouarzazate. The road passes through Rissani, Erfoud, Tinjdad, Tinghir and the Todra gorges. Here there are plenty of opportunities to walk. After lunch, the itinerary continues to Ouarzazate via the road of a thousand kasbahs, the valley of the roses and the oasis of Skoura. In Ouarzazate, you stay in a riad or a guest house.
After breakfast, we visit the Atlas Film Studios. Driving north, you leave the main road and take a side road to the kasbah of Ait ben Haddou for a visit (this site has frequently been used as the background for some memorable scenes in many film masterpieces, such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Gladiator”). From here, you drive along the Ounila valley with beautiful and prosperous villages, stunning mountains and views to Telouet, you will stop to visit the kasbah of Telouet. After lunch, we cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest pass in Morocco, and reach Marrakesh at the end of the afternoon.